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DONALD PATTERSON LAW (published on March 24, 2009)



DONALD PATTERSON LAW Our wonderful Dad left us early on Sunday morning March 22, 2009 when God put His arms around him and said Come to me . Dad was born September 7, 1920 in Fort Frances, Ontario. Dad leaves to mourn our mother Norma who will miss him so much. His five children who will cherish his memory forever are Peter Law (Kathryn), Donna Kyliuk (Norman), Bobby Law (Joanne), Barbara Gushulak (Randy) and John Law (Kim). His wonderful grandchildren, Amber Kyliuk (Dave), Micha Kyliuk-Smith (Colin) born on his birthday, Penny Crawford (Chris), Nicole Law and Chris Law, Ayla, McKenzie, Jewel, David, Destiny and Jonathan Law were the joy of his life. His great-grandchildren, McCallum and Kenndy Smith, and Taylor Crawford were such a comfort in the last couple of years. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Helen Krag and Irene Law. He was predeceased by his brother Ray and grandson Paul Gushulak. Upon returning after five years overseas during the Second World War he was employed at Gilmore Noden Hardware. In 1959 he purchased the store and changed the name to Don Law Ltd. In 1979 he moved to Winnipeg and worked for the Maytag Company. In 1989 he finally retired in Whiterock, BC where he and Mom spent 18 years of easy living. He was a fantastic drummer and played in nightclubs when he was 16 at International Falls, Minnesota. He formed his own band called Don's Modernaires in 1946, the year that he and Mom were married. He played several dance jobs with many bands throughout his life. His thrill in later life was playing with the Brock House Big Band in Vancouver. He stopped with that band at the age of 82 when he could no longer carry the drums. He then donated his drums to St. John's Presbyterian Church in Whiterock where he accompanied Mom while she directed the choir and played the organ. When he moved to Winnipeg, he was so happy to get a snare drum to play with friends and especially with Al Andrusco at Sterling House and accompanied Mom with her choir. We would like to thank the staff at the Victoria General Hospital for all their care and kindness. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Thomson In the Park Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy fund or the Canadian Diabetes Association. THOMSON IN THE PARK 925-1120 Send expressions of sympathy to www.mem.com


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